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Overseas Merchandise Trade: August 2010
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  29 September 2010
Highlights

For the month of August 2010, compared with August 2009:

  • Merchandise exports were up $405 million (15 percent) to $3.2 billion.
  • Milk powder, butter, and cheese led the increase in export commodities.
  • Merchandise imports were up $126 million (3.6 percent) to $3.6 billion.
  • Increases in vehicles, parts, and accessories led the increase in import commodities.
  • In August 2010, the trade balance was a deficit of $437 million, or 14 percent of the value of exports.
  • The August trade balance is typically negative, and the deficit for August 2010 is half the average of the five August months before 2010. 
     
     
     Graph, monthly merchandise trend values.

 

Geoff Bascand 29 September 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0320

 

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